Contemporary Literature

Candy by Kevin Brooks

By Kevin Brooks

Publish yr note: First released 2005

Kevin Brooks is on the best of his YA online game during this "provocative, suspenseful" (Booklist) novel. Now in a dynamic new Kevin Brooks repackaging!

When Joe meets sweet, it kind of feels like a standard boy-meets-girl state of affairs. They chat over espresso, she provides him her quantity, and he writes her a music. yet then Joe is drawn into Candy's global --- a global of gear, violence, and desperation. because the darkish fact approximately Candy's lifestyles emerges, Joe reveals himself dealing with actual chance at each twist and switch. quickly Joe's conflicting feelings start to replicate Candy's, and he is aware that falling in love simply should be definitely worth the fight. This intoxicating story of heartache, possibility, and wish will enthrall youngster readers.

Literary Awards
Manchester e-book Award Nominee for Longlist (2006)
North East Teenage ebook Award Nominee (2006)
Silberner Lufti (2006)

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One night, standing at the doorway of his parents' bedroom, when his father was on a months-long business trip, crying while shouting at his mother, who was supine in bed, in the dark, Paul heard her softly and steadily crying, with her blanket up to her chin in a way that seemed childlike. Paul stopped shouting and stood sobbing quietly, dimly aware, as his face twitched and trembled, that he felt intensely embarrassed of himself from the perspective of any person, except his mother, he had ever met.

His second grade teacher recommended he be tested for the "gifted" program and he was admitted and began going every Friday to "gifted," in which most of the twenty-five. to thirty students, having begun in first grade, were already friends. Paul felt alone on Fridays, but not lonely or uncomfortable or anxious, only that he was in a new and challenging situation without assistance or consequence 37 Tao Lin for failure-a feeling not unlike playing a difficult Nintendo game alone, with no instruction manual.

They agreed to leave, but continued talking for around forty-five minutes, inviting each other to parties that weekend. " Laura said they could go to both parties-which seemed immediately obvious-and asked if Paul wanted to go to, K&M, where her friend was DJ-ing. Paul said he did, then went to the bathroom·, thinking that for matters involving social interaction he shouldn't trust himself, at this time, because certain words-"night," "party," "weekend"-had apparently changed, for him, probably due to his extended period of being mostly alone.

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